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If a dog makes a mess on a road or footpath, recreation ground or public area, the mess must be cleared up.
It is an offence, under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996, for an owner not to clear up after allowing their dog to foul in undesignated areas such as a public footpath. The maximum fine for failing to clear up after a dog is £1000.
If you would like further information on dog fouling, or know of a dog fouling problem, please contact the |Environmental Care Division.
For more information on issues of this kind please visit our |Street Services menu.
Generic Contact Environmental Care Team
tel: 01372 474775
Last Updated: 4/3/2013 2:13:15 PM